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Mar
1
comment Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
"sun-bathing to darken the skin, but so far as I know this is not used to convey the image of increased social status" - Yes it is, or rather was. Tanned = having free time and money to go to sunny vacations = higher social status. Today having the money to go on sunny vacations isn't a status divider anymore though, so the last 20 years or so it hasn't been a social status indicator. However, I don't think this is relevant for the question.
Feb
27
comment Is every major culture in the same year?
The words "civilization" and "culture" are a bit too fuzzy. What do you actually mean? Otherwise this is a good question.
Feb
27
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Feb
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it true that US tracer rounds were red and VC green during Vietnam war?
Feb
25
comment How did Islam and Hinduism thrive together in Medieval India?
The question is about Medeaval India. The 1920's are not relevant. I get the feeling further discussion is not going to be constructive. This answer doesn't try to answer the question, and I don't see any indication that you are willing to update it so that it does. It's OK to have an answer saying that the question is wrong, but you don't even do that.
Feb
25
comment How did Islam and Hinduism thrive together in Medieval India?
1920's is not relevant for this question. Google doesn't show anything for me for Ref 2. "Forced conversion was prevalent in India during Islamic occupation" Good, you are making more specific claims now. This is not the same claim as you did in the answer. Please update, with reference.
Feb
25
comment How did Islam and Hinduism thrive together in Medieval India?
You have examples of conversions. Some of these may have been forced. But your claim is that Islam was big on forced conversions. That claim is not supported by your sources. There is no doubt that forced conversions have happened, but claiming that this was prevalent throughout Islams occupations is another issue.
Feb
24
comment How did Islam and Hinduism thrive together in Medieval India?
1. Note that Ibn Battutta condemns this behavior. 2. This is not a "forced conversion". 3. Your claim that Islam was big on forced conversion is contradicted by other sources, and not supported by the source you give.
Feb
24
comment Flag with dark border and light inner?
This needs references.
Feb
24
comment Is Germany responsible for World War I?
-1 There was a lot of conflicting interests, yes. I don't see why you point out France especially amongst those interests. If those conflict of interests didn't exist, there would be no war, certainly. But they did exist. The question is not who were prepared to defend their interests with military force, the question is who were prepared to start a war. And that was Germany and Austria-Hungary.
Feb
24
comment Is Germany responsible for World War I?
@Rajib: No, you are incorrect. They didn't have colonies before 1884, but then they got colonies but not in Europe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/German_colonial_empire WWI was not an effect of Germany trying to expand in Europe. You are thinking of WWII.
Feb
24
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
I can't find anything about that being corrupt, and even if it would be, one case of corruption is not the type of deeply entrenched culture of corruption that is the topic of the question.
Feb
23
comment Why was the Treaty of Versailles so harsh?
Germany did not capitulate, they signed an armistice, and they were in fact in a very bad position as Germany internally was collapsing into civil war. Had the allies known this they would probably not have signed the armistice, but demanded full surrender. Which would have avoided the conspiracy theory, and may even have avoided WWII.
Feb
23
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
@PieterGeerkens If you refer to Tweed et all, that's more than 80 years after the revolution, and can not reasonably be called "post revolution".
Feb
22
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
@Guest: I Quote: "specifically point-source non-renewable resources like minerals and fuels". QED.
Feb
22
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
@Guest So is air. But neither is a scarce natural resource and not worth a lot, so it doesn't cause corruption. I'm talking gold, diamonds, oil, etc.
Feb
22
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
This answer seems to confuse a concentration of power with corruption. But they are different things. The early US state was certainly not democratic by modern standards, but that does not mean that politicians take bribes. It seems to me that the US today is way more corrupt, since many politicians clearly are available for a price. (Which is different than politicians working in their own self-interest. Democracy is based on politicians working in their self-interest).
Feb
22
comment How did the United States avoid (or recover from) post revolution corruption?
@Guest The early US Economy did not rely mostly on exporting a natural resource such as gold, diamonds or oil.
Feb
22
comment Flag with dark border and light inner?
The size and proportions are all wrong.
Feb
22
comment Flag with dark border and light inner?
The three stripes signify the 3rd loan, the fourth had 4 stripes and the fifth a V. So this might be a generic "liberty loan" flag or something.